Train hits car stopped on Goose Creek tracks

A train hit a car stopped at U.S. Highway 52 and Red Bank Road.

Another car was hit by a train in Goose Creek Saturday night.

A car was sitting on the tracks at U.S. Highway 52 and Red Bank Road at 11:25 p.m. Saturday when a train ran into it, Goose Creek Police Sgt. Michael Pelletterie said Sunday. The driver of the car was ejected and taken to Medical University with a non-life-threatening head injury, he said. The driver's name was not released Sunday. He was charged with blocking a railroad crossing.

The car that was hit was knocked into three other cars in front of it. Those drivers were taken to Trident Hospital with minor injuries, Pelletterie said.

This was the second time in the last few months a car sitting at that crossing has been hit by a train. On May 20, a car that stopped for a funeral procession and ended up on the tracks was hit. That driver got a ticket for obstructing a railroad crossing.